Memes Are a Language Now?


Philosopher meme

Photo by MidLifered on Imgflip


Memes. Who hasn’t heard of them? They’ve been around for decades and have progressed so much. One of the first memes to ever surface into popularity was a CGI baby dancing and it used to crack people up. Memes can be as dumb as ever but as long as everyone has a good laugh, they’ll spread it around and boom, a new popular meme is born. The idea of imitation, sarcasm, and randomness about anything in the media is what appeals to the mass audience since it’s funny and entertaining.

Through the evolution of time, memes have gained a large audience to the point where it has consumed an entire generation of people known as the Gen Z’s, as well as some Millennials. Almost every teen and young adult scrolls through their social media daily and follows meme pages to have a laugh. Although it may seem boring to ‘Boomers’, youngsters have been looking at memes every day throughout the years, and they’ve learned to adapt to it; to follow how it’s displayed, to be more sarcastic and learn more about this weird world since people make fun of almost everything. Through the popularity of it, memes build communities and bonds due to the relativity of reacting and joking about it at any given place or time.


Gif by Garret Stienissen on Instagram

As you can see from the GIF above, memes work anywhere in any momentary use. People do relate to memes sometimes since it helps some realise that they’re not the only odd ones out. Some people would consider those who consume a lot of memes to be weird and ultimately cast them away in the shadows. Knowing that they can still depend on memes to have a laugh helps them know that they are not alone and that they have someone to relate to which can help build up their confidence. I mean, being weird is better than being basic, am I right? However,